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The market leading Essentials of Investments, 6e by Bodie, Kane and Marcus is an undergraduate textbook on investment analysis, presenting the practical applications of investment theory to convey insights of practical value. The authors have eliminated unnecessary mathematical detail and concentrate on the intuition and insights that will be useful to practitioners throughout their careers as new ideas and challenges emerge from the financial marketplace. Essentials maintains the theme of asset allocation (authors discuss asset pricing and trading then apply these theories to portfolio planning in real-world securities markets that are governed by risk/return relationships).
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  • Hardback | 745 pages
  • 203 x 279 x 31mm | 1,814g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0073226386
  • 9780073226385

Table of contents

Part 1: Elements of Investments1- Investments: Background and Issues2- Financial Securities3- Securities Markets4- Mutual Funds and Other Investment CompaniesPart 2: Portfolio Theory5- Risk and Return: Past and Prologue6- Efficient Diversification7- Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory8- Efficient Markets and the Behavioral CritiquePart 3: Debt Securities9- Bond Prices and Yields10- Managing Bond PortfoliosPart 4: Security Analysis11- Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis12- Equity Valuation13- Financial Statement AnalysisPart 5: Derivative Markets14- Options Markets15- Option Valuation16- Futures MarketsPart 6: Active Investment Management17- Performance Evaluation and Active Portfolio Management 18- Globalization and International Investing 19- Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis20- Taxes, Inflation, and Investment Strategy 21- Investors and the Investment Process
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About Zvi Bodie

Zvi Bodie is Professor Emeritus at Boston University, where he taught from 1973 to 2016. Today, he is an independent financial consultant and educator. His main professional interest is to firmly establish finance as an applied science built on the principles explained in his books and websites. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of Management. His textbook Financial Economics coauthored by Nobel-Prize winning economist Robert C. Merton has been translated into 9 languages. In addition to his textbooks, Bodie has coauthored two books for the mass market: Risk Less and Prosper: Your Guide to Safer Investing and Worry-Free Investing A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals. In 2007, the Retirement Income Industry Association gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award for applied research. He has authored and edited many books and articles on pensions and investing for retirement. With the support of the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute, he organized a series of 3 conferences on the theory and practice of life-cycle finance. Currently he serves as senior advisor to the Investments and Wealth Institute and consults for a number of financial firms including Dimensional Fund Advisors.



Professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Graduate School of Business, Harvard; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. An author of many articles in finance and management journals, Professor Kanes research is mainly in corporate finance, portfolio management, and capital markets, most recently in the measurement of market volatility and pricing of options.



Alan J. Marcus is a Professor of Finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His main research interests are in derivatives and securities markets. He is co-author (with Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane) of the texts Investments and Essentials of Investments. Professor Marcus has served as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Marcus also spent two years at Freddie Mac, where he helped to develop mortgage pricing and credit risk models. He currently serves on the Research Foundation Advisory Board of the CFA Institute.
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